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Monday, November 18th, 7:30pm,  Chevalier Theatre

Ta-Nehisi Coates
The Water Dancer

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From the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me comes a debut novel that brings home the most intimate evil of enslavement: the cleaving and separation of families. Young Hiram Walker was born into bondage. When his mother was sold away, Hiram was robbed of all memory of her—but was gifted with a mysterious power. Years later, when Hiram almost drowns in a river, that same power saves his life. This brush with death births an urgency in Hiram and a daring scheme: to escape from the only home he’s ever known.

Ta-Nehisi Coates is the author of The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between the World and Me, which won the National Book Award in 2015. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. Ta-Nehisi lives in New York City with his wife and son.

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Tuesday, November 19th, 6:00pm,  Coolidge Corner Theatre

Astro Poets Alex Dimitrov & Dorothea Lasky
Astro Poets: Your Guides To The Zodiac

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Full of insight, advice and humor for every sign in the zodiac, the Astro Poets’ unique brand of astrological flavor has made them Twitter sensations. Their long-awaited first book is in the grand tradition of Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs, but made for the world we live in today.

Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky are the duo behind the beloved Twitter account @poetastrologers, better known as Astro Poets. Dimitrov’s poetry has been previously published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review and The New York Times, and has received a Pushcart Prize and Stanley Kunitz Prize from American Poetry Review. Lasky is the author of five poetry collections and has been published in The New Yorker, Boston Review, and The Paris Review.

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